His mixed legacy does not leave states any better equipped to forge their own paths to better schools.
Ten years ago, Utah helped reach out to evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Amid all the criticism surrounding the inadequate response to Katrina and all that went wrong, it would be helpful for... Read more »
Antipathy toward the so-called “Washington Establishment” is certainly driving early trends in the upcoming presidential elections, and what that says about the state of our politics... Read more »
There is another side to labor that needs to be emphasized. That is the way it benefits the workers themselves. Read more »
One day last week, the world awoke to the powerfully disturbing image of a boy, perhaps 3 years old, lying dead in the surf off the coast of Turkey, washed ashore from an ill-fated ship of Syrian... Read more »
It seems like truancy has existed as long as schools have. Erasing absenteeism needs to be a priority, which is why the Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a report in an attempt to... Read more »
A notable increase in the performance of Utah students in SAGE testing is a reason for optimism but not celebration. Students in Utah are doing better but are not up to an acceptable level of... Read more »
When it comes to discussing national energy policy, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that even minor changes can have a major impact on individuals and communities. We're seeing that now in... Read more »
Southern Utah University’s project-based Edge program was recently nominated for the National Society of Experiential Education's 2015 outstanding program award, which honors best practices... Read more »
The existence of the Islamic States group is an intolerable affront to human decency. Yet world governments wary of past military missteps find themselves unable to confront the Islamic States... Read more »
In our opinion: Train terrorism incident in France has us proud of the heroism, worried about the future possibilities
The foiled attempt of a gunman to wreak terror on a high-speed train in France has brought into clarity the increasing risk we face. Read more »
When it comes to providing meaningful and lasting care for the poor and needy, governments tend to lean toward show over substance, and the United States is no exception. Generous welfare programs... Read more »
In our opinion: To start to curb youth gangs and child sacrifices, Ivory Coast should look to its ailing education system
A strong educational system with children consistently active and involved in school classes and activities is not a cure-all for child gangs and being preyed on by adults — but it's a strong... Read more »
The images of Western rivers turned mustard yellow by toxic wastewater from an abandoned mining operation are even more unsettling now we know the EPA was well aware it could trigger the mess if... Read more »
In our opinion: Trump's all-inclusive 'they've got to go' immigration policy is both unworkable and unthinkable
The view of presidential candidate Donald Trump on all undocumented immigrants and their U.S. born children? "They've got to go," he said. Such a proposal is extreme and unworkable and flies in the... Read more »
Hillary Clinton dismisses allegations about her use of a private email server as politically motivated. Government servers have safeguards in place that far exceed private industry standards, yet... Read more »
Distracted driving won’t go away until it becomes culturally unacceptable to drive and operate a cellphone simultaneously. Strong laws and public service announcements can be a part of... Read more »
Editorial: 'The 33' entombed in a collapsed Chilean mine survived on limited rations, hope and faith
Five years ago, 33 men trapped in a Chilean gold and copper mine survived on limited rations and a collective faith that saw them through the 69-day ordeal. Read more »
The SALt team is to be commended for its novel approach at turning local resources into viable aid materials. More engineers should model this approach that we might more effectively help one another. Read more »
Even without federally mandated paid leave for new parents, recent announcements from West Coast companies indicate things may be changing for some families in America’s private sector. Read more »
The National Labor Relations Board made the right decision this week when it unanimously overturned a ruling by a regional board that would have allowed football players at Northwestern University... Read more »
In our opinion: Civil, data-driven deliberation and reminder of principles should drive prison relocation decision
The Utah Legislature is set to meet Wednesday to vote on building a new prison in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, marking the likely end of a process that has been quarrelsome and controversial. Read more »
In our opinion: Planned Parenthood videos called 'game-changer' by pro-choice advocate rethinking his position
The intensity of arguments on abortion are inversely proportional to their persuasiveness to those on the other side. But one pro-choice advocate is rethinking his position after viewing recent... Read more »
Education leaders launched a program this month that bears close watching for its potential to help so-called “underperforming schools” considered to be lagging in academic achievement. Read more »
It’s mid-August, and the collective community mind is “back to school.” Classes at most traditional-calendar schools will begin this week or next. And so, at the start of a new... Read more »
The Environmental Protection Agency is scrambling to undo the damage caused by its unwitting release of 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River. Read more »
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